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now!" >> the enormous latino presence in the united states, unless you understand america's role in latin america, and in fact the latino presence in the country is the harvest of the empire. >> "harvest of empire: the untold story of latinos in america." a new documentary opens this week based on "democracy now!" juan gonzalez's book, examining how u.s. intervention in latin america forced millions of people to move to the united states. we will speak with juan, as well as co-director eduardo lopez and air excerpts of the found. >> the american nation cannot, must not, and will not permit the establishment of another communist government in the western hemisphere. >> i am here because the united states invaded my country in 1965, and illegal invasion, completely trumped up excuse to invade the dominican republic and crush our democratic hopes. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. at least five people had been killed in u.s. drone strike inside pakistan. a pair of missiles reportedly struck a vil
and egypt follow tuesday night's storming of the united states consulate in the libyan city of benghazi. the u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three other staff members were killed in the attack. stevens is the first u.s. ambassador to be killed on duty since 1979. on wednesday, president obama vowed to bring to justice those responsible for the deaths in libya. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we are working with the government of libya to secure our diplomats and have directed my administration to increase security at posts around the world. make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attack our people. >> the obama administration has dispatched an elite group of marines to the libyan capital of tripoli. in addition, two u.s. warships are reportedly headed towards the libyan coast and the u.s. has redeployed surveillance drones over libya. protests against them have also occurred in iraq, iran, tunisia, and bangladesh. >> at the center of the controversy is an online trailer
of further extradition to the united states. a former guatemalan army commander accused and in 1982 massacre has been extradited from canada to the united states to face charges he lied about his past to obtain u.s. citizenship. --ge sosa, 54, arrive if convicted, he could be returned to guatemala to face charges thereafter serving his sentence. writing has broken out at the petraeus foxconn factory in china known for the poor treatment of workers who helped make apple products such as the iphone. foxconn says a personal dispute among the workers led to clashes involving some 2000 of them, leaving 40 people injured. the federal government opened a criminal probe of chevron's oil refinery in richmond, california after discovering the company funneled pollutants away from monitoring equipment and instead bring them off into the sky. the discovery came to the same plan for a massive fire sparked blazing fires and a health scare for surrounding residents last month. the alleged rerouting of the pollutants meant federal monitors had no way of knowing how much pollution was emitted into the air an
in court early next year. for a discussion with the south african ambassador to the united states, you can go to democracynow.org. in israel and the occupied territories, six palestinians have been killed in a pair of israeli attacks on the gaza strip. the victims included three civilians -- two of them brothers -- struck by an israeli tank shell. israel said it was targeting militants planning attacks. the vice chair of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral james winnefeld, visited israel on thursday amidst ongoing talk of military action against iran. he met with the israeli defense minister just days after the top u.s. military official, general martin dempsey, said he doesn't want to beat complicit in an israeli attack. barak said the u.s. and israel share the same goals, but are on different timetables. >> today i met with the vice chairman of the u.s. joint chiefs of staff along with the american ambassador and discussed the situation in the region, and talked about iran. we are facing a joint challenge, but our clocks are in different tempos. israel is maintaining its right for soverei
a contrast between romney and obama's view of the electorate. >> when your president of the united states, your president of all the people, not just the people who voted for you. you have heard the president say so many times, because he deeply believes in it, that we are in this together, all of us. the president certainly does not think that men and women on social security are irresponsible or victims, that students are not responsible or victims. he certainly does not give middle-class families are paying too little in taxes. >> we will have more on the romney tape later in the broadcast, speaking with pulitzer prize-winning journalist david cay johnston. the united nations arab league envoy to syria lakhdar brahimi has wrapped up his first visit to the country since taking over from kofi annan. speaking tuesday in jordan, he said the situation on the ground in syria is getting worse by the day. >> the situation is very bad. it is worsening, not improving. syrians on both sides say from time to time we're going to win very soon, and three months or two months. i do not think it is tr
. this is for every family and the united states whether they're documented are not to continue fighting for your rights and organizing. >> i have been living here for 18 years. i pay taxes. i pay more taxes than citibank. i am here because we're against the separation of families [indiscernible] and against the discrimination. >> i came to this country when i was 15, undocumented. i am here and i am not afraid. i am doing this for all of my committee, for the undocumented community. i'm tired of living in fear. i am tired of not being able to have a driver's license or go to school because i do not have legal status. for being human, i have rights. i need everyone to recognize my civil rights. we are in north carolina at the dnc, and we're trying to do civil disobedience on the streets. we're here in front of the dnc and want to tell them that they need to know what we need and they need to do something about and. we're showing them that we're not scared anymore. we're not afraid. we don't got papers and we're not afraid. >> if you got arrested today, would you face deportation? >> yes. >> educa
for president of the united states. >> republican presidential nominee mitt romney delivers his acceptance address and the last nine of the republican national convention. -- on the last night of the republican national convention. >> i can guarantee you this, it barack obama is reelected, you'll be right. >> mitt romney's speech was seen as the most important of his political life. but it may have been overshadowed by the republicans mystery speaker who turned out to the actor and director clint eastwood. >> i would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen. something i think is very important is that you, we -- we own this country. [applause] >> the justice department dropped its investigation of cia interrogators for their role in the deaths of prisoners in iraq and afghanistan. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. mitt romney accepted the republican presidential nomination thursday night with a vow to revive the u.s. economy and a plea to voters disappointed with president obama's first term. >> ho
did in february, we will not let china to continue to steal jobs from the united states of america. >> he is really in a position -- if i can put the tape and some of this into a larger context, which will allow me also to pitch my book, what is interesting to watch play out from my perspective is my book looks at how the white house, barack obama, responded to the drumming democrats took in a member 2010. it gets over the tax bill, don't ask, don't tell, egypt, libya, all of these things that happened in year-and-a-half after november 2010. one overarching theme is the president, whether you agree or disagree with some of his policy actions in that frame of time, saw the tea party, in and believed it would go too far. and the way he could set up a narrative for the 2012 election that would be beneficial to him and democrats was to set this up as a contest of values. to throwparty would be ticke people off the social safety programs that would privatize medicare and say, you're on your own. while he would make the case, as he did, to the budget cut fights, debt ceiling fights, and
inside the united states. late last week the obama administration asked an appeals court for an emergency stay of a lower court ruling striking down a controversial statute that gave the government power to indefinitely detain anyone it considered a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world without charge or trial. judge katherine forced had ruled the national defense authorization act, or ndaa, cannot be used to hold people in indefinite military detention on suspicion of having substantially supported al qaeda or its allies. for more on these stories, and for michigan, the home of both mitt romney and his father who was governor here, we're joined now by marcy wheeler. she is an investigative blogger who runs emptywheel.net. start off by talking about guantanamo and what happened to this prisoner. >> adnan latif is a yemeni who was born in 1980. in 1994, he had a head injury that crack is skull. he went to jordan for medical treatment. he is corporate he kept trying to figure out how he could get this debilitating head injury fixed. the workers that if you go to pakistan, i will help you
's. no act of violence shakes the result of the united states of america. >> republican presidential nominee mitt romney meanwhile continues to be criticized by remarks he made attacking president obama over his handling of the violence in libya. a protester interrupted romney's speech in fairfax, virginia to accuse him of criticism sizing -- politicizing libya. >> we have lost four of our diplomats across the world where we are thinking about their families and those left behind. what is it? >> [indiscernible] what are you politicizing libya? >> usa! >> usa! >> i would offer a moment of silence, but one gentleman does not want to be silent, so we're going to keep on going. >> romney supporters drowned the protester out with chants of "usa!." the disruption comes as romney faces criticism for using the violence in libya to accuse the obama administration of sympathizing with the attackers. romney's criticism centered on a statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo that was actually released before the attacks. following the disruption on thursday, romney went on to criticize obama's for policy
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